With Screws Alexander Vantournhout elaborates on his long-term research into the relationship between bodies and objects. How far does the autonomy of a human body extend? In a series of short microperformances Vantournhout explores the boundaries between the body and its surroundings, by attaching objects as prostheses to the performers, or by using an object as a co-performer.
Titles such as Object as projectile
, Ice shoes
, Wall Quartet / Bending Space
, Use of the wall in the choreography
provide a playful insight into the strategies that lie behind Vantounhout's choreography. The work is also a reference to iconic performances from the seventies by Trisha Brown (Walking on the Wall
, Roof Piece
), Merce Cunningham and Johann Le Guillerm.
Concept & choreography: Alexander Vantournhout – Performers & collaborators: Petra Steindl, Josse De Broeck, Felix Zech, Hendrik van Maele, Emmi Väisänen, Alexander Vantournhout – Rehearsal director: Anneleen Keppens – Constructor: Willy Cauwelier – Music: Nils Frahm – Chorographic feedback: Anneleen Keppens, Martin Kilvady – Theoretical reflection / dramaturgy: Séba Hendrickx – Costumes: Anne Vereecke – Technical production: Rinus Samyn, Bram Vandeghinste, Jef Delva – Co-production: Vooruit, PERPLX, MA Montbeliard, Mira Miro – Residencies: Vooruit, STUK, Platforme 2 Pôles Cirque en Normandie / La Brêche à Cherbourg-Cirque-Théâtre d’Elbeuf, Theater op de Markt, Subsistances, P.A.R.T.S., Circuscentrum Gent, CC Brugge, De Warande, Wood Cube, workspacebrussels, Circa – Production: NOT STANDING (Not for profit organisation) – With the help of: the Flemish Government, the City of Roeselare – Thanks to: Bauke Lievens, Lore Missine, Veerle Mans, Ann Overbergh